Explore The Big Island Volcanoes From Hilo
An all-encompassing experience of the Kilauea Volcano
Feed your curiosity about volcanoes and end the day with an indulgance for the palate. This tour embarks on an exploration of Kilauea followed by dinner and sunset on the slopes of a volcano.
Beginning at sea level, this tour starts with a drive through Hilo Town, passing along the waterfront and pausing at a former fishing village. From there, hike through a field of lava making your way through the rough terrain to glimpse a rare black sand beach. This tour also boasts a few notably historic stops including a US recognized Historical Building, The Star of the Sea church and the Volcano House in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
Drive through Hilo Town
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park *
Kilauea Visitor’s Center
Kilauea Iki Crater Overlook
Kalapana Fishing Village *
Lava field hike to black sand beach *
Visit Star of the Sea Church *
Volcano House *
Dinner and sunset on the slopes of a volcano*
* Stop Indicated
Feed your childhood curiosity about volcanoes, then indulge your matured tastes on this exploration of Kilauea followed by dinner and sunset on the slopes of a volcano. Beginning at sea level, this tour starts with a drive through Hilo Town. Passing along the waterfront you’ll meander over to the former fishing village of Kalpana. Hike through the now-solidified field of lava that overcame the village, then make your way through the rough black terrain to a rare black sand beach. From there, you will visit the first of a few notably historic stops. This initial stop is at the church that was saved – twice – by its congregation from volcanic eruption. The Star of the Sea, as it is called, is out of commission as a church, but is continuing its legacy in the pages of history as a US recognized Historical Building.
A short drive away and you will find yourself in the heart of the most unique national parks in the United States – Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. An informative trip through the visitors center will provide you with ample information about volcanology. Make your way through the park to the Kilauea Crater Overlook and peer down into the depth of the basin below. Hike over to Steaming Bluffs and watch the heat from volcanic activity below rise ominously from the ground into the ether. Next, a look around the the historic Volcano Hotel. Here, the effects of 2018’s eruption can be clearly seen. Cracks and sinkholes are within walkable distance from this stop.
End your volcanic experience taking in breathtaking views with dinner and sunset on a volcano. Relax and unwind as the day draws to a close.
We return back to your Hilo hotel around 7:30 pm.
|ChildrenAges 12 and under||$214.00|
|ChildrenAges 12 and under||$264.00|
6-6.5 hours total
Deli-style picnic meal include in your tour! (2 if coming from Kona)
Your choice of:
Salads: Chef Salad, Ceaser salad or Cobb
Sandwiches: Club, Pastrami, Ham, Roast beef, Turkey, or Veggie
Please let tell us your choice during checkout.
No refunds for changes or cancellations within 72-hours of the tour start. Notifications of changes prior to that time will receive a full refund. No refunds for no shows.
A former village on the Hilo waterfront, it was eventually destroyed by lava. However your walk to this location will be a narrated informational tour about the plants and animals of the area, as well as the ins-and-outs of how volcanoes work.
Trek along the solidified lava formations. The uneven surface requires comfortable footwear, but the porous black rock is fascinating to observe as you make your way to a black sand beach.
Though out of commission now, this church was moved multiple times by community members aimed at preserving the structure from natural disaster. Unharmed by lava flows, this is now a nationally recognized historic building.
(including Kilauea Visitor’s Center, Kilauea Iki Crater Overlook, and Steaming Bluffs)
This national park is home to all things volcano: learn more about these geological wonders in the education station in their visitors center; peek below the rim of the crater and see what remains of this former lava outlet; see the volcano in action as it leaks steam from its interior into the outside air. This national park is all-encompassing and different from any other in the US.
This historic hotel boasts unbeatable views of the Kilauea Caldera. Trek along the multiple cracks and sinkholes, reminders of the 2018 eruption.